The whole affair leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Fong is an excellent MP. I saw her perform in Parliament and she is kind to everyone. She is dynamic and smart, not to mention courageous.
But as of now, I am confused to whose version is for real.
Politic, politic…glad I am out of it.
The 3 versions:
1. Malaysiakini’s interpretation of events: Malaysiakini reported on Feb 15 that Fong Po Kuan was being pressured by the state leadership to relinquish the Batu Gajah seat and contest elsewhere. Apparently the party wants to let the Pantai Remis state representative Nga Kor Ming to contest in Batu Gajah. Perak DAP chairperson Ngeh Koo Ham however denied forcing out Fong;
2. Fong Po Kuan – She refuses to contest in the coming General Elections – accusing DAP of “development of internal party events in the DAP Perak over the last few years as well as currently” made it “impossible for me to continue serving effectively, efficiently and wholeheartedly. Under such circumstances and in the best interest of all concerned, I have arrived at this unavoidable and difficult decision”.
3. Lim Kit Siang :
The party never asked Po Kuan to change constituencies, as all party leaders had expected and fully supported her to contest for the third time in the Batu Gajah parliamentary seat.
* Photo from malaysiakini.